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Dst Wins 2021 Srq Best Of In 3 Categories!


As Featured in SRQ Magazine — April 2021

Discover Sarasota Tours would like to thank all who voted for celebrating all that is great about our hometown! And for making Discover Sarasota Tours a three-time winner in SRQ Magazine’s 2021 Best of SRQ Local Readers’ Competition. SRQ readers submitted a stunning 70,000 Best of SRQ Local votes this year.

Discover Sarasota Tours won the 2021 SRQ Best Of Readers’ Choice Awards in three categories: PLATINUM in Best New Business and Best Pandemic Reinvention, and SILVER in Best Museum.


BEST NEW BUSINESS | Discover Sarasota Tours: Our readers point to Platinum winner DISCOVER SARASOTA TOURS, that found a way to keep visitors coming to the region without the risk of crowd-assembling events by offering bus tourism…Jack Chesley (on Discover Sarasota): The only tour company with professional performers and entertainers that make the tours informative and fun. Filled a need in town with so much history and so many interesting cultures for so many new and returning visitors and residents. Helps promote other arts and cultural organizations with a variety of tours offered – Public Art, Circus, Sports History, Unicorn sightings, Amish and City History (Can’t wait for the Irish Hooley tour).

BEST PANDEMIC BUSINESS REINVENTION | Discover Sarasota Tours: From respacing tour groups to relocating exercise classes, the COVID-19 pandemic and accompanying economic strife forced many a business to rebuild a business model for a new and socially-distanced world. Top Platinum marks from readers went to DISCOVER SARASOTA TOURS, which out of the gate had to redefine its offerings in a world averse to travel groups.


BEST MUSEUM – SILVER WINNER | Discover Sarasota Tours: Silver winner DISCOVER SARASOTA TOURS and Bronze winner SARASOTA ART MUSEUM both finish on the podium by celebrating Sarasota itself as a prized piece of history… Kendra Cross (on Discover Sarasota Tours): Discover Sarasota has displayed innovation, creativity, and proactivity when faced with the challenges of the pandemic and its restrictions. Owner Tammy is a resourceful visionary who dug deep to keep moving forward.

Huge congratulations to all the local Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze and Honorable Mention winners!